Thursday, October 25, 2012
Antoni Wit, Music Director
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, Yulianna Ardeera, pianist
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
"... magical... marvelous... gorgeous" ... "an exhilarating listening experience" ... "the Warsaw plays as one - in ways that American orchestras cannot" ... "the rich, handsomely blended sound of the Warsaw strings... Mr. Wit affectionately molded and shaped phrases" ... "orchestras come and go... but rarely comes one as polished and graceful as the Warsaw Philharmonic..." – selection from national press reviews.
For over 100 years, the Warsaw Philharmonic has proven to be one of Poland's most distinguished musical institutions. Established in 1901 and reformed after WWII (during which more than half its players perished), the Warsaw Philharmonic now holds the honor of being designated The National Orchestra of Poland.
With an impressive recording and touring schedule, they may be heard on Deutsche Gramophone, Philips, Decca, and Naxos labels, as well as live throughout the world in over 80 symphony concerts, 50 chamber concerts, and additional special appearances each season.
USNA proudly presents - The Warsaw Philharmonic!